Mary Waters: D-Dot Merger Will Save Detroit $55M A Year

DETROIT (WWJ) – Congresswoman hopeful Mary Waters is proposing a D-Dot merger that she says will save the city of Detroit millions of dollars.

“By merging the two systems of SMART and D-DOT and creating a new entity, Detroit Area Transit Authority, not managed by the city of Detroit, the city then can save $55 million per year or $220 (million) every four years,” said Waters.

Waters says that a merger will not only save the city millions of dollars and increase ridership but will also insure that there will not be a need for an emergency financial manager.

Waters says that her D-Dot/SMART merger proposal will impact the entire 14th Congressional District-from Detroit to Pontiac.


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